Nursing Home Management Tools: The Leadership Library

One thing I  like to do is to make resources available to my staff to enable them the opportunity to continue to grow and expand their knowledge in longterm care and all the things that go with it. Some of these resources include books and dvds.  When I wa...

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Nursing Home Staffing: What Do You Do?

I was recently having a conversation with a family member over nursing home staffing.  He was very frustrated that the facility his mother was in would not put another CNA on her hall during the day.  He said that the staff was leaving because they were over...

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers: How to Test Your Wheelchair Cushion

There are so many wheelchair cushions out there today it can get a bit confusing on which one is the best for your residents.  You’ve got cushions made with eggcrate foam, memory foam, gel, air, water, sand, and everything in between.  As you know, for...

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15 Minute Turnaround on Referrals

  One of the first things I learned in the nursing home industry is that when you receive a referral, you’ve got to act quickly to capture it.  A typical scenario is that a discharge planner at a hospital either faxes out a referral to multiple fa...

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Lesson Learned: Cousin Fred May be a Thief!

One thing I try to do is to learn from my mistakes.  So, I’ll share some of my mistakes in this section called Lessons Learned so hopefully you can learn from them, too.  The lesson we’ll talk about today is about family members coming to take yo...

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Nursing Home Marketing: Senior Sundays

One little slick trick that helps market your facility while bringing your target market group straight into your facility – Senior Sundays!  The concept is this:  Pick the first Sunday of the month (or second Sunday, etc.) and open up Sunday lunches F...

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Morning Meeting Makeover

Nursing home companies each have their own version of how a morning meeting is supposed to be run.  The format is usually put together by a clinician or by someone who just doesn’t have the right kind of exerience needed for this task.  As a result, I ...

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